Gosh, July was a whirlwind for me! I had a couple sessions a week and amidst all the editing and ordering and everyday life, I let a few blog peeks slide by. So here I am, playing catch up.
This session was for a friend of mine who I guess I’ve known for close to 5 years. We still keep in contact via message boards but because she now lives a couple cities over, I don’t see her as often. It was great to see her and the kids and I just marveled at how big they have gotten! Funny what a shock it is when you don’t watch them growing on a daily basis!
Little Regan was a pleasant surprise. She is the same age as my own daughter and I really have a hard time getting her to smile when she sees me with camera in hand. It’s the dreaded PCS…. photographer’s child syndrome. But this little girl had no problems turning it on for the camera. She was a natural!
We were concerned ahead of time however about her big brother. It’s not often you will find a 9 year old boy who is willing to spend his Saturday morning in such a fashion. I was told by my friend prior to the session that she hoped Riley would cooperate better for me than he does for her. This hope was due to a recent interest in modeling. Now, Riley is all boy. He’s quite into motorcross racing and is always looking through various racing magazines. He told her one day that he thought could do that, pose with the bikes and clothes etc, like the boys in the magazines do. I’m not really sure what he thought he was doing out at the park with me this day but at one point he turned around and asked me “How much are you paying my mom to do this?” Priceless!!